Brasserie Cantillon, Brussels
Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
Try a family recipe for Iambic brews at Brasserie Cantillon, where beer has been brewed since 1900. The family-owned brewery has made beer the same way since the early 20th century, except for the addition of organic ingredients in 1999. The lambic is Belgium's specialty beer, which uses uncontrolled fermentation from local yeast varieties. The beverage that this creates sometimes looks foggy and has a sweet, smooth flavor. Learn how three types of lambic are brewed: kriek, faro, and gueuze. Taste one, or all, after a brewery tour. Individual tours are available at any time throughout the day, and the small admission fee includes a free glass of beer. Additional glasses of beer cost a few extra euros. To visit Brasserie Cantillon and other attractions in Brussels, use our Brussels trip generator.
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€7 for a self guided tour through the brewery and 2 glasses of beer. I recommend picking up a couple bottles of Fou' Foune to take home.
Really interesting tour that I felt really comfortable completing independently. You get a self guided tour and some tasting at the end. You can walk around at your own pace. Staff very helpful and it... read more »
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Just a few minute walk from the Gare du Midi train station, it's in a pretty unassuming neighborhood with few obvious tourists, but the beer experience is nothing short of amazing and the staff seemed quite accommodating to my nearly negligible French (or even Dutch) language skills. Here, you can sample an unblended, spontaneous-fermented Lambic and then move on to a masterfully blended as well as one of the most authentic and amazing examples of a Gueuze that you'll ever likely encounter.
Cantillon is a historic brewery and is definitely worth a visit! The tour guide is super knowledgeable about beers but self-guided tours are available as well. The gueuze style of beers is definitely an acquired taste but if you are a true beer love, you'll love it!
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If you love beer, no way you can miss out on this place. The beers are unique, one of the oldest places to still be running only spontaneous fermentation beers, coming out as sour deliciousness. When we visited, they were actually actively Brewing, and they let you walk amongst the Brewers and workers as you walk around your self-guided tour. Would also entirely recommend staying back to taste and buy some bottles... If they still have Zwanze bottles, don't hesitate and go for it! The 2015 stout gueuze was incredibly, and apparently styles change every year.
The self guided walking tour trough the brewery was very interesting. They brew in a very traditional style and it's different to all brewerys I visited so far. The beer is different but I liked it and when you speak with the people you can hear their passion.
Only go here if you asre into sour beers or are a real beer / brewing enthusiast. I have a hard time with sour beers, but this was a chance to taste some good ones. There is a tour demonstrating the intire brewing process. It was quite interesting.
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